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Prevention Works plans parenting program through Zoom meeting

The “Active Parenting Now” Program for parents of children ages 5-12 is being offered from noon to 2 pm Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 29, and Oct. 2 through Zoom video meeting software.

The training is offered through a grant from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a partnership between Prevention Works and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County.

“Active Parenting Now” Fourth Edition from Active Parenting Publishers, is an evidence based program. The program is a six-session, 2-hour video & discussion program. The program considers child development and parenting in terms of the age/stage of the child within the perspective of varied nuclear families and vignettes representative of diverse cultures. Through this program, we provide parents with skills that will help them develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in their children.

“Active Parenting Now” addresses how parents can raise children who are prepared to meet the challenges of their teen years, resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. This program includes the workings of the developing child/adolescent brain; handling anger; what parents can do to help their child succeed in school (7 Smart Strategies) and the importance of contributing to the family via chores. Parents learn positive, non-violent discipline techniques so they can avoid power struggles.

The basis for the Parenting program is to create an environment and an experience that permits parents to evaluate their own beliefs and to consciously make personal changes and to do it in a non-threatening confidence building way.

To take advantage of this opportunity, contact Kathleen Colby at 664-3608. Everyone can benefit from enhanced parental skills to be an effective parent in today’s world.

Since 1974, Prevention Works, a United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. Prevention Works is the only New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about Prevention Works services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our Web Site: www.preventionworks.us

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